principal

principal
noun
1. (education) 
The new principal is enforcing stricter rules and regulations.El nuevo director va a imponer reglas y normas más estrictas.
b. el rector (M)la rectora (F) (college) 
The application form should be completed by the university principal.La rectora de la universidad debe rellenar el formulario de solicitud.
2. (finance) 
Can I withdraw my principal before 30 days? ¿Puedo retirar mi capital inversor antes de 30 días?
3. (arts) 
a. el protagonista (M)la protagonista (F) (theater) 
Who was the principal in the movie we watched last night?¿Quién fue la protagonista de la película que vimos anoche?
adjective
4. (foremost) 
a. principal 
My work is my principal source of income.Mi trabajo es mi principal fuente de ingresos.
5. (music) 
a. primer 
Mark is the principal violinist in the New York Symphony Orchestra.Mark es el primer violonista para la Orquesta Sinfónica de Nueva York.
principal
Noun
1. (of school) 
a. el director(ora) (M)la director(ora) (F) 
2. (of university) 
a. el rector(ora) (M)la rector(ora) (F) 
adjective
3. (general) 
a. principal 
principal [ˈprɪnsɪpəl]
adjective
1 [+reason, cause, source] principal
our principal concern is the well-being of our children nuestra mayor or principal preocupación es el bienestar de nuestros hijos
he is the principal shareholder of the company they are the principal target of racial prejudice the principal reason for my change of mind is this the country's principal source of foreign exchange earnings the Rohan Chabots' principal residence is now in the country the industrial nations are the principal cause of most environmental problems the principal aim of inspectors is to monitor or enforce standards their principal concern is bound to be that of winning the next general election taxpayers can only claim deductions if their home is their principal place of business Iran must bear the principal responsibility for the tragedy the principal ingredient is corn she was the principal beneficiary in his will a formidable battery of attorneys represented the hearing's many parties - /principal among them were Sir Rufus Isaacs, Sir Robert Finlay and Mr Thomas Scanlan/ the principal [parts] of a verb the teacher told them to learn the principal parts of ten irregular verbs
2 (Mús) primero
she is principal horn with the CBSO principal conductor at the New York City Opera one of his biggest problems was the attitude of a number of the principal players principal trombone, Roger Oyster, says the regional tour has developed greatly
3 (Economics)
principal amount capital (m) principal; principal (m)
when the loan ends the entire principal amount will be due
noun
1 [of school, college] directoradirectora (m) (f);a directora (Univ) rectorarectora (m) (f);a rectora
Donald King is the principal of Dartmouth High School complaints began arriving at the principal's office he felt like a schoolboy going to the principal's office for questioning
2 (Teat) protagonista (m) principal
the principals are all well known television actors
3 (Mús) primeraprimera instrumentista (m);a primera
the orchestra has a number of exceptionally talented principals
4 (Economics) capital (m); principal (m)
principal and interest el principal y los intereses
you will end up repaying £116,010 which is nearly four times the principal person employing agent, lawyer chief perpetrator of a crime principal and agent in Civil Service he reached the grade of principal by the age of 26
modifier
the primary function of the minor characters is to support the principal actors the principal actor in the effort to scale down environmental standards is the Vice President Shikanai was one of the principal actors responsible for bringing the heyday of trade unionism in Japan to a close
principal boy (n) (Britain) (Teat) joven héroe (m) papel de actriz en la "pantomime" navideña; (papel de actriz en la "pantomime" navideña)
the hero is played by a woman and is called the principal boy Daryl Hannah transforms herself from a gossamer-clad fairy to Principal Boy the verb in the principal clause is in the passive
note See culture box in entry pantomime.

principal

 
principal
adjective
1. (most important) 
a. main 
El hotel se encuentra en la plaza principal del pueblo.The hotel is located on the main square in the village.
b. principal 
Nuestro objetivo principal es brindar un servicio de gran calidad.Our principal aim is to provide a high-quality service.
c. leading 
¡Me dieron el papel principal en la obra de teatro!I got the leading role in the play!
masculine noun
2. (finance) 
a. principal 
El contador calculó la tasa de interés sobre el principal.The accountant calculated the interest rate payable on the principal.
b. capital 
El principal que se invirtió fue de $450,000.The capital invested was $450,000.
3. (floor above street level) 
a. second floor (United States) 
Vivíamos en el principal encima de la juguetería de mi padre.We lived on the second floor above my father's toy store.
b. first floor (United Kingdom) 
No hay ascensor para llegar al principal.There is no lift up to the first floor.
4. (main level) 
Al llegar, diríjase al mostrador de recepción en el principal.On arrival, please report to the reception desk on the main floor.
principal
adjective
1. (general) 
a. main, principal 
lo principal es…the main thing is…
puerta principalfront door
Noun
2. (planta) 
a. first floor (United Kingdom) 
b. second floor (United States) 
principal
adjective
1 (más importante) (gen) principal; main; [+crítico, adversario] foremost; [+piso] first; second; (EEUU)
interpreta el papel principal she plays the leading role; lo principal es que el problema se ha solucionado the main thing is the problem has been solved
lo principal es la salud lo principal es cambiar de actitud
2 [+persona, autoridad] illustrious
1 (persona) head; chief; principal
2 (Economía) principal; capital
3 (Teat) dress circle
4 (piso) first floor; second floor; (EEUU)
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